Zindagi na milegi dobara – you will never get the same life again

znmd1‘Zindagi na milegi dobara’ is an excellent masterpiece movie directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Excel Entertainment.  The maxim of the movie is that each individual creates meaning of his/her life; we create our life day after day with our own actions and thoughts.  The movie is all about enjoying life and gratifying our dreams before we realize that we have lost chances to live them. In this movie Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) has the motto to work hard till 40 and then retire with a huge bank balance, and Laila (Katrina Kaif) makes him realize that that there’s no guarantee that he’d live up to the age of 40. From then on he takes the plunge of living life each day as if there is no tomorrow. The movie is about living for the moment, and never delaying doing things that will make us happy. The movie also is about bonding with friends. Great friendship is spirit of life.

Life is about moving forward. We cannot keep blaming other people for our failures. Recognize that life is a journey, not a destination. This saying is a cliché, but it’s also true: life is as much about how you get where you’re going as where you go. Living your life to the fullest is a process that will take your whole life to develop. Don’t get frustrated if it takes a little time to learn some things, or if you experience setbacks. This is a natural part of life.

When we make friends, we don’t go by their background. The movie Zindagi Na Milegi shows that Hritik Roshan – a successful investment banker, Abhay Deol – (a wealthy businessman) and Farhan Akhtar (a writer from a modest background) are buddies from childhood; they are least   not bothered about each other’s family backgrounds. These three friends have nothing in common, they have very contrasting personalities. Despite the differences, they are best of friends who want to be with each other. The film opens with Kabir (Abhay Deol) proposing to Natasha (Kalki Koechlin). Their families meet at the engagement party where Natasha learns that Kabir is planning a three-week bachelor road trip to Spain with his school friends Imran (Farhan Akhtar) and Arjun (Hrithik Roshan). Kabir is confused about his marriage plans, he is not sure whether he wants to marry Natasha, his confusion gets sorted out because of his buddies.

The movie shows that when it comes to friendship, family background, education, status, bank balance has nothing to do, the friendship blossoms despite all of this.

All too often, we spend a lot of time looking at what we don’t like about ourselves, what we’d like to change, we keep struggling to look different, to stand out. We spend a lot of time focusing on our past and future knowing jolly well that the present is most important. Katrina explains this to Hrithik.

Your core values are the beliefs that shape who you are. You are more likely to feel fulfilled and happy when you’re living in harmony with your value. Stand up for what you believe in and don’t let others push you around. It’s possible to do this and still be open to other people’s ideas, as they may surprise you.

The movie portrays how to get over our fears. We limit our lives when fear sets in. The movie gives a message to dare or die.  While we all have some unreasonable fears and do not want to face them. Our friends play a big role who can help us to get over them. In this movie the three friends decide on three adventure sports and dare the other two to do it. And they end up picking scuba diving, sky diving and Bull Run; all three have some deepest fears, which they get over with help of each other.  There were many first for all three actors. They felt jittery, out of their wits while shooting many scenes.

The movie is shot in picturesque virgin locations of Spain, yet the beauty of the picturesque country is used only as a substance and not as a gimmick in this road flick. The beauty of Spain fosters positive emotions in viewers. The movie talks about mindfulness. Learning to be aware of our feelings can help us live life to the fullest by keeping our focus on what is happening in the present moment. Mindfulness helps in avoiding judgment of our experiences; instead, it encourages to accept things just as they are.

As the title suggests you will never get this life again.

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